Meaning: Something to which all humans are entitled to without discrimination (e.g. the rights to life, liberty, equality, and a fair trial, freedom from slavery and torture, and freedom of thought and expression, etc.).

Related signs: World Federation of the Deaf, sign language, United Nations.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf/Sign Language Quotes

"Human rights for deaf people are directly connected to sign languages and strong deaf communities." -- Florjan Rojba (Albania), WFD Member.

Human rights quote
Source: World Federation of the Deaf. Aug. 28, 2020.

"Sign language is a human right, it is not just an option. Not a privilege." -- 'Ralph Singleton and others.

The United Nations protects the human rights and promotes equality of deaf people and their signed languages under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which was adopted in 2006.

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